July 17th, 1991

July 17th, 1991, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 198 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since July 17th, 1991.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 17th, 1991:

  • United States: Unbelievable - EMF
  • United Kingdom: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Naked Gun 2 1/2" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is July 17th, 1991 and it's a Wednesday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Unbelievable by EMF is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Naked Gun 2 1/2 is at the top of the Box Office. A civil war is currently taking place in the African country of Rwanda.

It's 1991, so the airwaves are being dominated by artists such as Bryan Adams, Michael Jackson, Roxette, R.E.M., Color Me Badd and Paula Abdul. The films "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "Boyz n the Hood" are currently playing in movie theaters. English band Right Said Fred have released their new single "I'm Too Sexy".

In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve as Ukraine celebrates its first independence day. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Magnum, P.I.", "The Golden Girls", "Saved by the Bell" and "Dinosaurs". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Wing Commander", "Battletoads" and "Sonic the Hedgehog".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Wonder Years", "Saved by the Bell", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" and "Clarissa Explains It All". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "My Little Pony (figures)", "Transformers" and "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on July 17th, 1991.

  • Early 1990s Fashion

    Early 1990s fashion saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as coloured tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon coloured tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts and ripped jeans.

  • Early 1990s recession

    During the start of the 1990s, most of the Western World was affected by a recession, which had been caused by a loss of consumer confidence and restrictive monetary policies by central banks. In 1991, the United Kingdom experienced rioting.

  • Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole - "Unforgettable"

    "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole would go on to win a Grammy for 1991's Song of the Year.

  • Ted Turner.

    CNN founder Ted Turner was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1991. Turner was named as such because of CNN's coverage of Operation Desert Storm and the Gulf War.

  • The Soviet Union falls apart.

    Throughout 1991, the Soviet Union continues to dissolve, as multiple countries declare their independence.

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    "The Silence of the Lambs" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1991.

  • 1991 in movies.

    Movies released in 1991 included Terminator 2, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Beauty and the Beast, Hook, The Silence of the Lambs, The Addams Family, Cape Fear, Hot Shots!, Boyz n the Hood, Backdraft and Father of the Bride.

  • 1991 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1991 included Bryan Adams, Boyz II Men, Ice T, R.E.M., Mariah Carey, Cher, Paula Abdul, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Michael Jackson and Sting.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 29 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since July 17th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 17th, 1991, will be 29 years of age.
  • People born in 1991 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 679705200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 17th, 1991:

  • June 17th, 1991: South Africa officially ends its policy of apartheid.
  • June 17th, 1991: U.S. President Zachary Taylor is exhumed to discover whether or not his death was caused by arsenic poisoning.
  • June 18th, 1991: Bryan Adams releases his single: (Everything I Do) I Do It for You.
  • June 23rd, 1991: The first Sonic the Hedgehog game is released by Sega.
  • June 25th, 1991: The country of Yugoslavia collapses as Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence.
  • July 3rd, 1991: Terminator 2: Judgment Day is released.
  • July 12th, 1991: Boyz n the Hood (1991) is released.
  • July 15th, 1991: Right Said Fred releases his song "I'm Too Sexy".
  • July 19th, 1991: 12-year-old Jared Negrete goes missing while on a Boy Scout expedition on the San Gorgonio Mountain in California.
  • July 22nd, 1991: Boxer Mike Tyson is charged with the rape of Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington.
  • July 22nd, 1991: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested after remains are found in his apartment.
  • July 26th, 1991: Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens is arrested in Florida for masturbating in an adult movie theater.
  • August 2nd, 1991: Comedy spoof film Hot Shots! (1991) is released in movie theaters.
  • August 2nd, 1991: The game "Streets of Rage" is released on the Sega.
  • August 6th, 1991: Former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar is assassinated in Paris, France.
  • August 11th, 1991: The first episode of "The Ren & Stimpy Show" is aired.
  • August 11th, 1991: The first episode of the cartoon TV series "Rugrats" is aired.
  • August 12th, 1991: Metallica release their self-titled album "Metallica".
  • August 14th, 1991: The Commitments (1991) is released in cinemas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 17th, 1991, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 17th, 1991 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Dinosaurs - TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
  • Clarissa Explains It All - Nickelodeon TV series.
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 - A series that followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in Beverly Hills.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Sitcom about an inner-city teenager who moves to his aunt's house in Bel-Air.
  • Blossom - Starring Mayim Bialik as teenager Blossom Russo.
  • Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
  • Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.
  • Seinfeld - Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
  • Quantum Leap - TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
  • Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
  • The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.

1991 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1991.

"Dinosaurs" - "Clarissa Explains It All" - "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" - "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" - "Beverly Hills, 90210" - "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - "Rosie and Jim" - "Blossom" - "The Simpsons" - "Doogie Howser, M.D." - "Saved by the Bell" - "Hey Dude" - "Noozles" - "Roseanne" - "Garfield and Friends" - "Count Duckula" - "The Wonder Years" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "Full House" - "Adventures of the Little Koala" - "Married... with Children" - "The Real Ghostbusters" - "Pingu" - "Growing Pains" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "The Cosby Show" - "Muppet Babies" - "Danger Mouse" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"


1991 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1991:

  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of July:


Weather

Weather information for July 17th, 1991:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.2 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 74.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 23.61 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.61 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on July 17th, 1991.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 17th, 1991 was probably conceived around the 7th of October, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 17th, 1991 is the 25th of April, 1992. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog - A platform video game that was released for the Sega Mega Drive.
  • Battletoads - Platform video game.
  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - An arcade game that was released by Capcom.
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.
  • Wing Commander - A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.
  • Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 17th, 1991.

  • 10,660 days have passed since this date.
  • 921,024,000 seconds have passed since the July 17th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,074,528,000 times.
  • Since July 17th, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 475,248,384,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 153,504,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 79,208,064 steps. That's about 35,204 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,052,288 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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